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John is one of the new Libraries Champions based in England, Scotland and Wales, appointed by The Crime Writers’ Association in Summer 2018.The trio take over from Ruth Dudley Edwards, the CWA’s very…Continue

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Creating something special

For me, there are plenty of examples of stories which are well written - well-crafted and technically competent. Often, they are very, very good indeed.But they do not always enjoy success, be it…Continue

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Creating intrigue

Good short stories and novels are often by writers that have a keen understanding of the need to intrigue the reader by creating tension.Intrigue works in various ways and it is an important tool if…Continue

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Getting it right from the beginning

One of my students came up with a cracking first line the other day and it got me thinking about one of my favourite topics.A busy and harassed judge/editor/agent reads so much that anything that…Continue

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 Just a quick reminder that best-selling crime novelist and creative writing tutor John Dean has launched an online Crime Fiction Course.John is the author of 16 novels and is currently published by The Book Folks. He is the creator of the DCI John Blizzard and DCI Jack Harris series of books.The online course, which runs in…See More
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John is one of the new Libraries Champions based in England, Scotland and Wales, appointed by The Crime Writers’ Association in Summer 2018.The trio take over from Ruth Dudley Edwards, the CWA’s very first Libraries Champion. The new champions are John and fellow crime writers Priscilla Masters and Jan Newton.Cilla lives in Staffordshire and writes about DI Joanna Piercey and coroner Martha Gunn. John, who lives in Dumfries and Galloway, is the creator of the DCI John Blizzard and DCI Jack…See More
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Thou Shalt Kill is published

The latest DCI Jack Harris novel has been published by the Book Folks. Thou Shalt Kill is my seventeenth crime novel to be published.

Book details: When a man is discovered murdered by crucifixion, an evangelical religious group falls under suspicion.

A dead body nailed to a shed unsettles…

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Posted on September 22, 2018 at 9:53

How much gore is enough?

I recently taught a class on horror writing, as part of a creative writing course I was running. The session threw up that old chestnut. How much gore do you use? Do you leave it to the reader's imagination or soak them in blood on every page?…

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Death by delete button

I have always said that I write fast and edit slow, by which I mean that I hurl words onto the page then spend most of…

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Fancy turning to crime?



 
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 Just a quick reminder that best-selling crime novelist and creative writing tutor John Dean has launched an online Crime Fiction Course.John is the author of 16 novels and is currently published by The Book Folks. He is the creator of the DCI John Blizzard and DCI Jack Harris series of books.The online course, which runs in…See More
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Libraries Champions

John is one of the new Libraries Champions based in England, Scotland and Wales, appointed by The Crime Writers’ Association in Summer 2018.The trio take over from Ruth Dudley Edwards, the CWA’s very first Libraries Champion. The new champions are John and fellow crime writers Priscilla Masters and Jan Newton.Cilla lives in Staffordshire and writes about DI Joanna Piercey and coroner Martha Gunn. John, who lives in Dumfries and Galloway, is the creator of the DCI John Blizzard and DCI Jack…See More
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